Posted by Tyrus (1120 posts) 1 year, 2 months ago

Poll: Better black superheroes - DC or Marvel? (189 votes)

DC 47%
Marvel 56%

Which company do you guys think owns the better black characters? Representation, heroism, introduction, arcs... All aspects.

#1 Posted by Juiceboks (10854 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall I tip my hat off to DC. Black Lightning, Static, Mr. Terrific, Vixen, and John Stewart are all favorites of mine.

#2 Edited by RustyRoy (14012 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall I tip my hat off to DC. Black Lightning, Static, Mr. Terrific, Vixen, and John Stewart are all favorites of mine.

This, also Cyborg.

#3 Posted by Tyrus (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Panther, Falcon, War Machine, Storm, Luke Cage, Blade, Cloak, Goliath, Bishop...

Easy Marvel win for me :)

#4 Edited by MarlboroMan (1802 posts) - - Show Bio

I love John Stewart and static but Marvel side has more good quality black heroes in my opinion. Storm, Blade, Black Panther, Luke Cage,Deathlok, Monica Rambeu, Brother Voodoo list just goes on.

Black characters of DC always made me felt like they been created just to not look racist.(Same thing goes to Falcon and War Machine)

Edit: also Black Goliath i just remembered

#5 Posted by Nightcraft (322 posts) - - Show Bio

What is with 90% of the black characters named here having an animal/jungle or an electrical/robot based power set? Something I always noticed, but for some reason I never really questioned.

#6 Edited by Fallschirmjager (18976 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Panther is really the only one I like...so Marvel I guess.

although if we could include villains DC has Black Manta :3

#7 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1939 posts) - - Show Bio

DC ...

Steel

Black Lightning

Static

GL John Stewart

Bronze Tiger

Vixen

Cyborg

Batwing

Mr.Terrific

#8 Posted by Sovereign91001 (5084 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel

#9 Posted by TerryBogard2014 (479 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel

T'challa

Storm

Luke cage

Misty Knight

Falcon

War Machine

Patriot

Bishop

Monica Rambeu

Blue Marvel

Blade

Manifold

Prodigy

#10 Posted by Manchine (4185 posts) - - Show Bio

Got to say DC

John Stewart and Cyborg are 2 main characters that are well known vs Black Panther Decently well known but not as much as those two.

#11 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel by a mile for me. T'Challa alone single-handedly snags my vote. I also like Falcon (yeah, I said it!), War Machine, and Ultimate Nick Fury. Also, one can't deny Storm has a huge fanbase.

As for DC....*shrugs* I guess I kinda like Black Lightning, but I don't really care for the rest.

#12 Edited by Tyrus (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

@manchine: Even though this thread isn't about recognition, John Stewart isn't well-known. He's kinda in Panther's league - Stewart's name itself isn't really known (unless you consider the GA referring to him as the Black Lantern-guy, then OK :P).

#13 Posted by explodingpineapple (837 posts) - - Show Bio

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#14 Posted by explodingpineapple (837 posts) - - Show Bio

I said DC but maybe Marvel.

#15 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel

Nick fury

Miles Morales

T'Challa

Blade

Storm

Bishop

War machine

#16 Posted by 14NC3 (1794 posts) - - Show Bio

I have more favourites in Marvel: Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Ultimate spider-man, Bishop and Blade.

For DC I only like Cyborg, John Stewart and Static shock. I don't even know much others.

#17 Edited by Blackdog2009 (1939 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus: bull, John Stewart stomps BP in popularity. The JLU cartoon series made him mega popular and many kids grew up watching him. Cyborg was also a mainstay of the SuperPowers JL cartoon of the 80s and then got tv spotlight again fir the Teen Titans tv series. STATIC had his own cartoon! DC stomps Marvel. Their black superheroes are more popular, better written, have had better ongoings.

#18 Edited by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by GrenadeFlow (1681 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel since they have the best hero ever with Black Panther

#20 Posted by Extremis (3363 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel wins this one: Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Miles Morales, Falcon, War Machine, Nick Fury.

DC does have a couple good black superheroes though. Notably John Stewart.

#21 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1939 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackdog2009: Blade had movies easily over the 100 mil. Mark and storm is one of the most popular characters out there plus she's coming back in X-Men: DOFP

#23 Edited by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

Based on this thread, its pretty even.

#24 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1939 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: Blade is not even a superhero. But I won't go into that. And Storm is the weakest character in the Xmen movies, second only to Cyclops who the movie writers shat all over.

#25 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackdog2009: Even if it had Marvel on it and sold excellently. Storm may be weak but shes popular

#26 Edited by TheCannon (19471 posts) - - Show Bio

I vote Marvel. They have Luke Cage, Black Panther, Storm, War Machine, Misty Knight, Blade, etc.

DC has Static, and... that's about it for characters I like. John Stewart is okay I guess.

#27 Posted by Doomnaut (1994 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel stomps!

#28 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1939 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: no she's not, us comic geeks know her... movie goers just see: "Halle Berry with the white hair, oh yeah I remember".

#29 Posted by Wolverine08 (45689 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel has the first and best black superhero, Black Panther. Marvel wins :D

#30 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel because they have Black Panther. DC has a lot of cool characters too though

#31 Posted by Bogey (970 posts) - - Show Bio

DC has better black characters.

You got a Green Lantern.

Cyborg, whose got one of the biggest pushes this past few years.

Steel, who built a suit to be like Superman.

Icon, who is arguably more powerful than Superman

Black Lightning and Static, master of electric manipulation.

Vixen, with the power of any animal.

Firestorm, who is half black.

One of the World's smartest men, Mr. Terrific.

Let's be honest.. If there was a fight between DC and Marvel black superheroes, Marvel would get stomped.

#32 Posted by lifeofvibe (3514 posts) - - Show Bio

the first popular black superhero was black lightning so dc for me

#33 Posted by TerryBogard2014 (479 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus: bull, John Stewart stomps BP in popularity. The JLU cartoon series made him mega popular and many kids grew up watching him. Cyborg was also a mainstay of the SuperPowers JL cartoon of the 80s and then got tv spotlight again fir the Teen Titans tv series. STATIC had his own cartoon! DC stomps Marvel. Their black superheroes are more popular, better written, have had better ongoings.

I'm sorry but just no,Storm is easily the most recognizable black super hero.appearing in the movies,The 90s animated show,the 00s animated show,watx,top tier charcter in marvel vs capcom 2,also in mvc3,being an x-men staple for a good long while in the comic books,And better Written?when?give an example of that please,last time i checked statics new series got cancelled after 8 horrible issues.didn't even try to right the ship.just axed and moved on,Bat wing is meh,vixen last i remember was hospitalized,Cyborg is currently OOC,Miles has alot more interesting things going on for him in ultimate spider-man right now

#34 Edited by Onemoreposter (4101 posts) - - Show Bio

Both have some great black heroes.

...but Marvel has T'Challa, so they win...

#35 Edited by JetiiMitra (8874 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel. They have Johnny Storm.

Nyehehehehehehe.

#36 Edited by 14NC3 (1794 posts) - - Show Bio

@mitran said:

Marvel. They have Johnny Storm.

Nyehehehehehehe.

hahaha, this made lol

#37 Posted by Joygirl (19955 posts) - - Show Bio

The fact that Marvel has Luke Cage makes them lose by default.

#38 Edited by solon (421 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel for me

#39 Posted by explodingpineapple (837 posts) - - Show Bio

The poll about better white superheroes seems to have been taken down.

#40 Edited by mightyrearranger (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

John Stewart vs. Black Panther for me. I'll take J-Stew, but not by much. Both are fantastic characters.

DC had a clear edge with Ben Turner (The Bronze Tiger) and Vixen, until they changed one into a joke and erased the other along with the rest of JLI.

#41 Posted by The Stegman (26079 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, it's a tie and all about which character (and which company) you like more. DC has John Stewart, Cyborg, Black Lightning, while Marvel has Storm, Black Panther, Luke Cage etc. Both have cool characters.

#42 Posted by Tyrus (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad Black Panther has a lot of respect... He's one of the few Marvel characters who doesn't get bashed everyday (I mean, besides fanboys calling him a Batman wannabe :P).

#43 Posted by Tyrus (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackdog2009: ... DC black superheroes are far from "stomping Marvel" in popularity. Go ask some kid who Mister Terrific, Firestorm, Vixen or Black Lightning are - I'm sure they'll give you an amazing example of who they are without breaking into a discussion about The Avengers first :P

DC and Marvel black superheroes just aren't popular... I think Marvel has better written and more independent black superheroes, though.

#44 Edited by IrishX (2475 posts) - - Show Bio
#45 Edited by mightyrearranger (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus said:

I'm glad Black Panther has a lot of respect... He's one of the few Marvel characters who doesn't get bashed everyday (I mean, besides fanboys calling him a Batman wannabe :P).

I'll readily admit that I'm pretty fanboyish when it comes to Batman, but other than both heroes having an animalistic, black costume that enhances their stealth capabilities, I never saw the direct comparisons because they come from totally different backgrounds.

That being said, I prefer classic Bronze Tiger to Black Panther by miles. But both are cool.

#46 Posted by nightwing737 (1103 posts) - - Show Bio

My "Better white superheroes - DC or Marvel" thread got deleted for no reason!

#47 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6366 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyborg, John Stewart, Black Lightning, Mr. Terrific, Steel, Icon, Static, Firestorm, Batwing 1, Batwing 2, etc.

#48 Posted by GrenadeFlow (1681 posts) - - Show Bio

@irishx said:

@jhazzroucher this fella @blackdog2009 doesn't feel Storm is popular..... sick 'em. ha ha

She isn't popular for being her own thing she's popular by association

#49 Edited by Wolverine08 (45689 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus said:

I'm glad Black Panther has a lot of respect... He's one of the few Marvel characters who doesn't get bashed everyday (I mean, besides fanboys calling him a Batman wannabe :P).

Only people who think that have never read a Black Panther comic.

#50 Edited by Monarch_Chronicle (910 posts) - - Show Bio

John Stewart is the best, but marvel is overall a better company for keeping black heroes in the spotlight. Mostly Luke Cage, Panther, and War machine. Of course tho he is not strictly super, Bronze tiger was also a factor, But Falcon is getting his own part in Avengers and Blade has had mild popularity so it balanced. The tie breaker was actually Prodigy vs Static. And Man it was close. But Marvel wins it i guess.